Star Wars: The Force Awakens–New International TV Spot

There are only a few seconds of new footage in the new trailer, but one of the most chilling images comes right at the start, with the First Order’s forces assembled in formation — calling to mind the visuals of the Third Reich, most notably the Nazi Party’s annual rallies at Nuremberg.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the most eagerly awaited film of the year, hits theaters on December 18.

Gwendoline Christie’s Captain Phasma is also clearly visible facing the assembled troops beneath her chrome stormtrooper armor, along with a figure who could be Domhnall Gleeson’s General Hux. Also visible are white TIE fighters and more compact versions of the AT-ATs that were memorably introduced in the original trilogy’s “Empire Strikes Back.”

The trailer spotlights Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren and his controversial crossguard lightsaber, with a few glimpses of heroes Rey (Daisy Ridley), Finn (John Boyega) and Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac), and new droid BB-8.

Original stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford are absent from the footage, although all three were on hand at the Disney/Lucasfilm presentation for the movie at San Diego Comic-Con, where director J.J. Abrams showed a behind-the-scenes look that left the 7,000-strong crowd moved.